26 Best Grab-and-Go Breakfast Foods
Need a healthy breakfast on the go? Who doesn't? We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but whoever said that must not have been thinking about how mornings are also the busiest time of the day. Put those together, and you have a dilemma.
Sure, you can solve this problem by meal prepping breakfasts or even opting to make three-ingredient breakfast recipes, but those still take more time than some of us have. So, what's the solution? Simple: stock up on these healthy breakfasts you can just grab and go.
From frozen breakfast burritos to fiber-rich oatmeal cups to sippable smoothies, we have something on this list for all your healthy breakfast on the go needs. And if you do have some time to cook, you can always take a peek at our 35+ Quick & Easy Breakfast Ideas.
Fairlife Core Power Chocolate Protein Shakes
This is one of the best protein shakes you can buy. By using ultra-filtered milk, fairlife is able to reduce the sugar in each bottle while increasing the protein. The result is a grab-and-go bottle that will nourish you all morning—regardless of whether you just finished a workout or not.
purely elizabeth Vibrant Oats Cup, Raspberry Dragon Fruit
If you feel like there's always something missing from your grab-and-go oatmeal cup, it's probably that it's all mush and no texture. That's far from the case with this cup from purely elizabeth. These vibrant oats come with a cap full of seedy granola for that crunch you're looking for. Plus: There aren't many oatmeal cups that have both 7 grams of fiber (28% of your daily value) and 9 grams of protein that taste as good as this.
Kodiak Cakes Double Dark Chocolate Muffin Unleashed
We guarantee that the muffin you pick up from the coffee shop near your office has a fraction of the protein and twice the sugar as what you get in this microwaveable power cup.
KIND Almond Butter Protein Breakfast Bar
Tide yourself over until lunch with a KIND Breakfast bar. Each perfectly-portioned oat-based bar features 20 grams of whole grains plus the powerful trio of healthy fats, fiber, and protein for sustained energy all morning.
Ore-Ida Just Crack an Egg, Denver Scramble
You heard the product: just crack an egg in it! Keep a carton of eggs at your office (or at home, obviously), crack one into this refrigerated cup, and you'll have the closest thing you can get to a veggie and meat-packed omelet you can get in just minutes.
Perfect Bar, Coconut Peanut Butter
This is the ultimate meal replacement bar because it has the perfect ratio of fat to carbs to protein (yes, you're going to need some carbs if you're missing a sit-down meal, carbs give you energy!). Perfect Bars also sneak in 20 organic superfoods, so it's basically like you're having a salad—just in the most delectable, creamy, smooth, coconutty protein bar.
ProBar Base Protein Bar, Coffee Crunch
Yes, there are other caffeinated energy bars, but they're more suitable for a pick-me-up rather than a meal replacement for a grab-and-go breakfast. For that, you need something that's more substantial. That's why we recommend ProBar Coffee Crunch. If you spent your morning at the gym and need to get to the office fast—no time for a stop at your local coffee shop and breakfast spot—this bar will fit the bill for both. With 55 milligrams of caffeine, about half of what you'd find in a cup of coffee, this plant-based protein bar with energize you with its caffeine as well as its digestion-slowing protein and fiber that will keep you full all morning.
Good Food Made Simple Turkey Sausage & Egg Whites Frozen Flatbread
Imagine how long it would take you to make a flatbread with egg whites, turkey sausage, salsa, cheddar cheese, and potatoes. Now, you can have all of that in minutes, with these microwaveable frozen flatbread sandwiches.
siggi's Apple Cinnamon Skyr with Almond Butter
Name a more iconic, satiating duo than healthy fats and protein—we'll wait. It would take eating three eggs to get as much protein as you do when you have this almond butter skyr from siggi's.
Chobani Strawberry Banana Greek Yogurt Blended Smoothie
We all know strawberry banana smoothies are everyone's go-to. But save yourself from cleaning the blender and just pick up this bottle from Chobani. It'll nourish you with 10 grams of protein and 15% of your daily value of calcium. Not a fan of strawberry banana? Choose from any of these Best Bottled Smoothies You Can Buy—and the Worst.
Bob's Red Mill Organic Fruit and Seed Oatmeal Cup
Remember that purely elizabeth oatmeal cup from earlier? Bob's Red Mill makes one that's incredibly comparable—but with one extra gram of fiber. If you're more into plain oatmeal cups that you can dress up as you like, this is your ideal healthy breakfast on the go.
Epic Provisions Rise & Grind, Bacon & Egg Yolks Bar
Craving bacon and eggs but don't want to go through all the trouble of bringing out the frying pan? (Seriously, who has time for that on work days?) Your classic breakfast needs can now be satisfied with this all-in-one bar from Epic Provisions, which features egg yolks, bacon, pork, and a touch of maple sugar.
Four Sigmatic Peanut Butter Superfood Protein
This is not your average protein powder. Four Sigmatic's plant-based protein powder packets—perfect for on-the-go breakfasts when paired with a shaker bottle—are hiding health-boosting ingredients in addition to protein: functional mushrooms. With an impressive 1,500 milligrams of adaptogenic mushrooms, your body will benefit from curbed hunger pangs, stronger muscles, and stress and inflammatory relief when you add this supplement to your morning routine.
Red's Chicken Apple Sausage Egg'Wich
Yes, there are even healthy breakfast on the go options for Keto dieters! Red's makes a breadless breakfast with two cage-free eggs as the "buns" that sandwich a chicken apple sausage patty. For 5 grams of net carbs and a fraction of the sodium as other breakfast options, this is a homerun.
CORE Foods Overnight Oat Bar, Peanut Butter
Looking to mend your gut? An imbalance in the bacterial profile of your gut can cause all issues from inflammation to weight gain, to clouded thinking. Instead of taking a probiotic supplement, just pick a better bar (which just happens to be the perfect healthy breakfast on the go). CORE's Overnight Oat bar features both the probiotics that can boost the good bacteria in your gut as well as the prebiotics that give those probiotics the fuel to do so.
Amy's Kitchen Light in Sodium Cheddar Cheese Burrito
What makes the best frozen burrito? How about the perfect balance of eggs, cheese, and beans. Oh and throw in the fact that you're not going to feel bloated after eating it—this burrito from Amy's has 50 percent less sodium than Amy's standard burritos.
Good Culture Wildberry Probiotic Smoothie
This smoothie packs a probiotic punch. Good culture's cultured kefir beverage contains 35 billion colony forming units (CFU) and 12 different live and active probiotic strains.
Koia, Coffee Salted Caramel
Skip your Starbucks run. While there are healthy drinks at Starbucks, the coffee chain is notorious for serving up coffee drinks with more sugar than a soda. Instead of that Frapp, pick up a bottle of Koia's plant-based coffee drink. With 9 grams of protein and 7 grams of energy-boosting MCT oil from coconut, you'll stay energized and full all morning.
Daiya Homestyle Breakfast Burrito
Daiya's breakfast burritos are 100% plant-based and 100% vegan. So that meat, eggs, and cheese you see? Those are actually meatless beef-style crumbles, egg-style scramble, and cheddar-style shreds. It's a plant-based home run!
Healthy Choice Turkey Sausage & Egg White Scramble
If you haven't been eating hearty, fiber-rich grains for breakfast, now you can. This low-calorie healthy breakfast on the go boasts four grams of fiber and 15 grams of protein. Hunger, begone!
4th & Heart Woke Chocolate-Coated Dark Chocolate Energy Protein Bar
This protein energy bar checks off so many boxes. Not only does it have the perfect nutritional profile for a grab-and-go breakfast, but it's also made with some of the most functional ingredients you can think of: Fourth & Heart's famous vanilla bean grass-fed ghee; egg yolks and whites; instant coffee powder for a jolt; and beauty-boosting collagen. It features only natural sugars, like date syrup and coconut sugar—no sugar alcohols, zero-calorie sweeteners like stevia, and no refined sugar. And it's lactose-free, soy-free, and gluten-free.
ONE PLANT Bars, Carrot Cake
ONE bars are a checkout-aisle staple, and this spring, the brand launched Carrot Cake and Churro flavors. With one gram of sugar and 12 grams of protein, these bars are a great way to start your day.
If you're an avid tea drinker, you need these tea-infused energy bars in your life. We love the Citrus Matcha Focus Bites. Each bite is made with tea, ashwagandha root, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and fruit.
Over Easy Breakfast Bar, Apple Cinnamon
No microwave? No problem. If you don't have access to hot water to make yourself a cup of oats (like if you need to eat in your car on your way to work), that doesn't mean you can't enjoy oatmeal for breakfast! For a healthy breakfast on the go, Over Easy has you covered. This Over Easy Breakfast bar is everything you love in your morning oats—almonds, honey, dried apples, cinnamon—with a protein boost from egg whites for a satisfying option you can eat on the go.
Garden Lites Veggies Made Great Spinach Egg White Frittata
Wait just 45 seconds and you'll have a protein-rich bite of veggies. If you're following Weight Watchers, these make a great breakfast: they're only two smart points each!
LoAdebar Original Energy Bar
Made with whole-food ingredients like almonds, cashews, and dates, LoAdebar has everything you need to start your day.
If you do have time to cook a healthy breakfast, you need to try these 19 High Protein Breakfasts That Keep You Full.